Why Folks Need to Get Off Susan Rice's Bumper

Writing at Clutch magazine, Liane Membis expresses skepticism about Republicans' alleged deep concerns over the U.N. ambassador's qualifications to be secretary of state.

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Writing at Clutch magazine, Liane Membis expresses skepticism about Republicans' alleged deep concerns over the U.N. ambassador's qualifications to be Secretary of State.

Are the oppositionists to Rice right to shoot the messenger? Or are they just plain haters who are unwilling to watch a black woman rise?

Perhaps we don't play the race card. Is there a valid argument about Rice's ability to wear the white hat and sit at the big boy's table in Washington?

Rice has taken responsibility for the misleading information that first hit the public in the wake of the Benghazi attacks, but says her reason for doing so was to protect the nation's intelligence and anti-terrorist efforts.

"I relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. I made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers," NBC reports of Rice saying to reporters at the United Nations.

Furthermore, former CIA Director David Petraeus recently testified that Rice's talking points in those crucial days after the attacks reflected a need to help national officials get their work done ...

Read Liame Membis' entire piece at Clutch magazine.

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